Application Deadline: December 10, 2021

To submit your application for the 2022 ACG Edgar Achkar Visiting Professorship Program, please complete this form, and upload a letter addressed to the ACG Institute Director, Dr. Neena S. Abraham. If you have questions please email:

Informational Flyer | Application FAQs

  • Application:

    Please click Locations of Previous Edgar Achkar Visiting Professorship Visits to check if your program has received a visit previously.
  • GI Program Director:

    ACG Membership is NOT required.
  • If you do not have a Twitter handle, please mark N/A
  • Point Person/ Contact:

  • Administrative Assitant/ GI Fellowship Coordinator

  • Program Details:

  • Please click Previous Edgar Achkar Visiting Professorship Visit Topics to see the full list of topics that have been presented in the past. You have the option to pick a different topic, if you have a certain need at your institution.
    NEW THIS YEAR: ACG Visiting Scholar in Equity, Diversity & Ethical Care - This program will provide lectures to create awareness around the issues and challenges related to delivering equitable care, achieving diversity, and instilling ethical decision-making.
  • What is the need for your institution to have the ACG Visiting Scholar in Equity, Diversity & Ethical Care speak on these topics? Please write N/A if you are not interested.
  • Identify at least three (must be ACG members); there is no guarantee that we can fulfill the exact request, given limitations of schedules and travel requirements. Please click Past ACG Edgar Achkar Visiting Professorship Speakers to see the full list of past speakers. You have the option to pick a different speaker, the linked list is merely intended as a reference.
  • Please list three dates in 2022. ACG anticipates planning visits between March 2022 and November 2022, however later dates may be considered.
    Please answer whether there will be a community event open the to local GI community.
  • Indicate the type of event open to the local GI community where the Visiting Professor will present. For promotion, will you circulate a flyer and where? Utilize an email listserv of local GIs, or advertise to local practices? Will the presentation be broadcast to other institutions/ practices?
  • ACG doe not provide funds for local GUT Club events.
    Check as many as applicable
  • Detail how you plan to advertise the “ACG Edgar Achkar Visiting Professorship Program” and to recruit participants.
  • How will hosting a Visiting Professor enhance the educational experience of your fellows and faculty? Why does having an expert in a particular topic important to your institution?
  • Who and what population will benefit from this visit? Who will be coming into contact with the visiting professor?
  • Please state any relevant ACG connections to your institution. Has the program director, any of the applicants, worked with ACG previously? If so, in what capacity?
  • Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf, Max. file size: 64 MB.
    Attach your letter addressed to the ACG Institute Director on official letterhead outlining the need and impact for this visit for your institution and fellows.
  • Administrative Information

    ACG offers visits virtually via Zoom. The schedule and event options are similar to an in-person visit and ACG can offer CME as well as record lectures.
  • Please provide twitter handle, facebook address, or other social media identifiers for the GI program itself.